Recent content by CaribouNuggets

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    Recommendation for a good soldering iron?

    Hakko FX888D. It looks a little weird, but I haven't used anything better besides those $800+ Pace units we have in our rework stations at my work. The Hakko is Japanese-made, the stand is heavy and metal, the power supply unit is heavy and sturdy, it heats up in a minute or less, tips are...
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    Elon Musk: Driving Cars Will Eventually Be Outlawed

    I would just be happy with mandatory re-testing and renewing licenses every year or so.
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    Governor To Decide If Tesla Can Restart Sales In New Jersey

    If you can afford to purchase a Tesla then you can afford to buy one across the boarder and deny the state any sales tax.
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    What due out this Fall ?

    I don't know man, those specs in your signature look pretty capable right now unless you want higher resolutions. If you have the "upgrade itch" it may not be worth it to upgrade now or even with Broadwell unless temperatures plummet. I'm looking to move from Haswell to Skylake-E if there's...
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    Maxwell GM200 pictured

    0nm! Wow! That's small! :rolleyes:
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    Vodka/water entered system how to save Help!

    I would go piece-by-piece. Wash one component with alcohol disassembling as much as possible (down to removing heatsinks and unplugging everything) and inspecting everything. Test each component in another known-good system. You can even disassemble your monitors and clean them. I'm sure...
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    Vodka/water entered system how to save Help!

    Get a bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol and a brush. Work the alcohol into the PCBs with the brush and used compressed air to push the liquid off the boards. Dried sugar on PCBs is no good but can get removed with a brush and isopropyl alcohol.
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    Car Buyers Willing To Spend $1,500 For High-Tech Options

    How about making cars easier to work on again? I have to take apart half my car to get a wrench to just pull out some spark plugs. How about not hiding fuses behind my steering column so I don't have to take the dash apart? I'm a lot more impressed to see a car that's easy to work on instead...
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    What gaming video card lasted you the longest ?

    I had an XFX HD5770 single-slot card that lasted 5 years. I was able to play mostly source-engine and Battlefield 2 and Battlefield BC2 all through college. Upgraded to a 780Ti that will probably last as long.
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    Americans Want America to Run On Solar and Wind

    Thank you for the common sense! Have to meet demand for a growing population.
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    Theater Attendance Lowest In Two Decades

    Actually, cheap draft beer (like Yuengling) and $0.50 wings would get me in the door quick and I'd make an effort to watch trailers for movies.
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    Theater Attendance Lowest In Two Decades

    Unless it's like Interstellar in IMAX or something like Avatar, no way I'll go out to the theater. I have to re-watch them when they come out anyway since I miss things running to go take a piss.
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    ASUS Matrix OR Poseidon - CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

    Do more Folding@Home.
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    Asus P8Z77 Burned Up

    I think he's speaking from experience. I remember a "bent-pin RMA issue" come up before. That looks like it could be a power supply component that supplies to the chipset, so they may blame your PSU.